It was a festival of fire and beats. While Coachella‘s first day was full of viral moments and headlining performances, it’s getting the most news for what happened at the end of the night. Late in the night around 2am, an explosion ripped through the Coachella campsite area and caused a fire.
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The fire department was called and contained the fire. Reportedly the explosion took place in the mobile shower unit of the campsite, destroying 1 trailer and damaging another. The explosion was likely the propane used to heat the shower.
#CampIncident [UPDATE] 2:28 am – Fire Contained. Mobile Shower Unit in Lot 8 Storage Area. Total of 2 trailers involved. 1 damaged, 1 destroyed. No reported injuries to fire personnel or civilians. Fire crews will remain on scene for 1 hour for overhaul. #Coachella
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Following two days of trading, Live Nation’s stock price has plummeted 13%. Live Nation has lost $1.1 billion in value. The stock closed at $36.61 on Tuesday, down from Monday’s closing price, $38.17. Monday’s closing price had dropped over Thursday’s price of $42.14.
Following years of anti-competitive behavior accusations, the Justice Department has re-opened an investigation into Live Nation’s business tactics. According to a New York Times’ blistering report, the ticketing mogul is accused of severing ties with venues if they failed to use Ticketmaster as a vendor. This is a blatant violation of antitrust law. Maybe the government’s investigation into Live Nation is more serious than we thought.
In one instance, the company pulled a highly anticipated Matchbox Twenty 2013 concert at Atlanta’s Gwinnett Center in favor of another venue it controlled. The company coordinator implied the change was due to its deal with competitor AEG.Dismissing the accusations as coming from a disgruntled competitor, Live Nation fought back. Yet, the Justice Department hadn’t only investigated claims from AEG. There are other serious allegations of strong-arm business tactics used against venues in Texas and Boston. It just goes to show that a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.
Ticketmaster’s President, Jared Smith, immediately defended the parent company calling it “the most artist-focused company in the world.” Smith also denied the “settling [of] scores” with venues– it’s just “bad business.” However, he didn’t respond to the emails presented in the initial report or justify the happenings with the Gwinnett Center.
Will former Ticketmaster CEO, Nathan Hubbard, be brought back for questioning? What about the employees with their fingerprints on dirty emails? Those may also come into play. The ticketing giant has built an empire on securing venues for festivals and concerts all year long and around the world. But maybe greed, in the end, fails even the greedy.
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
Orange Crush Festival is not going down this year. At least that’s the word from the Tybee Island Police Department (TIPD) in a since-deleted Facebook post. The promoter of the event, George “Mikey” Turner, is now in police custody following a reportedly unlawful house party. The abrupt cancellation is leaving attendees of the popular spring festival with confusion and perplexion.
The Tybee Island Police Department had arrested the promoter of Orange Crush on felony charges along with city ordinance violations pertaining to promoting an unpermitted event. As a result, all events… https://t.co/k6rbMQ2lmJ
— Tybee Island Police (@Tybee_PD) April 27, 2019
On its surface, the Orange Crush altercation is a he-said-she-said scenario. Essentially, the local government says reaching out to festival organizers was fruitless. NBC News outlet WSAV in Georgia is reporting that the city’s March contact attempts via written correspondence got no response either. In response to that, festival organizers expressed their willingness to cooperate with local authorities. However, reports coming out of Tybee Island seem to reflect a total breakdown in cooperation. Furthermore, actions by the local police show a reactionary halt of all the Orange Crush activities. Maybe, they didn’t want people to get, “Fyre Fest-ed.”
What’s unusual here is that the announcement of the cancellation of Orange Crush came from the government and not the event organizers. Typically, those types of statements are the responsibility of the entity hosting the event. Regardless of the reasons for a cancellation, the government rarely boasts about its interference with the private sector. Additionally, the local community hadn’t expressed a desire for the festival’s cessation but merely desired more communication and enforcement. WSAV’s report on Orange Crush seems to back this up. Not to mention they reported the police department ramping up safety precaution efforts as recently as Friday, April 26th. Check out the video for yourself:
On the outside looking in, it may appear that this Orange Crush situation is one big misunderstanding. Although events experience some hiccups each year, permits usually aren’t of issue. Besides, an event that’s been going on since the ’90s should have all of these details worked out. On top of that, rumors were swirling of MTV being in town to document the festivities. There’s no possible way this could all be a hoax, right? Wrong.
In Fyre Festival fashion, the organizers of Orange Crush were gassing up the attendees the entire time. The event promoter, Mikey Turner was into some felonious activity too. According to the Chatham County Sherriff’s Office, he’d been unlawfully selling tickets (we’ve heard that before) to a house party promoting the event. Comically, he was arrested at the party after a noise and parking ordinance complaint. Fox News reached out to the Tybee Island Mayor’s office in response to the promoter’s arrest and got this statement:
“Upon Police arrival, over 200 people vacated the home. The owner of the home had previously asked that the home be vacated. Police inspected the property afterward and found substantial damage done to the property,” the statement read. “Mr. Turner provided a fictitious name to the officers on scene, was properly identified by Tybee Police and was arrested. He was actively promoting a party that took place at the home without the homeowner’s permission and charging admission for the party.”
It’s easy to identify Orange Crush’s striking similarities to the Fyre Festival debacle. First of all, those who made the trek down to Tybee Island are left with little answers and fewer options. Many still gathered on the beach to make the most of a bad situation. It’s uncertain what if any recourse is available to anyone seeking reimbursement. Second, it appears as though the lofty promises are all just hype. There will be no MTV cameras or “Orange Crush Lit” all-access passes. No Models, DJ’s, or car shows either. Just another sheisty promoter looking to take advantage of naive partiers. Hopefully, everyone had a good time on those gorgeous Georgia beaches.
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By Real EDM — 5 months ago
If anyone ever said that winter is boring, they are absolutely wrong. Starting this year, and hopefully for many years to come, Tomorrowland is bringing a brand new concept that will definitely keep you looking forward to the snow. This magical fairytale is Tomorrowland Winter.
Next month, from March 9th to March 16th, the beautiful french alps in Alpe d’Huez will be the grounds of this incredible celebration that, for the first time in history, is taking place during winter time. The result? Skiing and snowboarding between stages, moving your body to stay warm, and enjoying the finest electronic music you could hope for.
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